Custom Replacement Handle Upgrade
Do you love your Benchmade Mini-Griptilian, but you're tired of the less-than-premium-feeling handles?
Time for an upgrade!
These custom G-10 handle scales -- available exclusively from KnivesShipFree -- have been machined specifically for the Benchmade Mini-Griptilian and are a direct replacement for the original Noryl GTX handles. They'll completely change the way your knife looks and feels.
All of the hardware you'll need is included. These replacement handle scales fit all Benchmade Mini-Griptilian models (555, 556, 557, 55X).
- Weight: 3.2oz (original Benchmade scales weigh 2.5oz)
- Handle Thickness: 14.6mm (original Benchmade scales are 12.54mm thick)
- Black hardware
It's easy to install these upgraded handle scales on your Benchmade Mini-Griptilian. The only tools you'll need are two Torx bits (T6 and T10, both of which are available in the Benchmade Blue Box Toolkit).
To help make it even easier, KnivesShipFree has produced two installation guides:
Note: KnivesShipFree cannot warranty any broken or lost parts due to assembly or disassembly of the knife. This is not an official Benchmade product. According to Benchmade's warranty policy, "[The Benchmade Lifetime Warranty] does not cover...disassembly of any knife by any person other than Benchmade's Warranty department...."
As my headline indicates, watch Derrick's training video, and then, watch it again. When he says take your time taking screws out because of lock-tight on threads, he means it (I managed to strip a screw and had to use some finagling with a drill to get the screw out). When he says the barrel that holds the knife blade in place can only be re-inserted one way because it's not completely round, take heed. But the good news is, if you take your time and follow the directions, the results are terrific. The handle fits together absolutely perfectly and looks and feels (in my opinion) much more substantial and better in the hand. You might miss the little ridges in the mini-grip handle (and if you LOVE those little bumps you shouldn't buy this product), but I think the net result is outstanding. I'm really happy with the outcome.